Morris K. Udall and John S. McCain III
Native American Graduate Fellowship in Tribal Policy

Meet Our Fellows

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Kristyn Yepa, Pueblo of Jemez
University of New Mexico

Kristyn is a tribal member of the Pueblo of Jemez. She is fluent in the Towa language, participates in her traditional and cultural activities, and is proactive in teaching her children to be fluent in Towa and active members of the Jemez Pueblo community. She is pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing, with a concentration in Nurse Executive and Organizational Leadership. She is currently the Director of Public Health Services at the Pueblo of Isleta. Her leadership in tribal health care systems has resulted in producing effective chronic disease prevention programs through the use of indigenous knowledge and supporting tribal members to pursue higher education. Her interests include indigenous evaluation, reduction of health disparities, health system design that is culturally responsive, and identifying key indigenous social determinants of health. Her passion is public health and health care administration. When Kristyn isn’t working on improving the health care of Native Americans, she loves spending time with her four children, running, crocheting, and learning how to be a barista!

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Amy Stiffarm Gros-Ventre, Fort Belknap Indian Community
Kristyn Yepa Pueblo of Jemez
Todd Phelps Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation